The 9 most promising books about renewable energies
The concerns for energy efficiency are increasing worldwide, with companies and citizens seeking to live on a more sustainable and ‘clean’ planet. Based on this premise, we gathered a list of 9 books that will help you know more about energy management and other topics surrounding the use of renewable energies. Have a good reading!Project Development in the Solar Industry
This book focuses on the development of solar projects in various aspects, from the legal framework to the basic principles of business. It also covers the processes and all the tasks needed to bring large scale solar power plants to life.
Renewable Energy: A First Course
Adequate for science and engineering students - although it avoids technical jargon -, “Renewable Energy: A First Course” brings an overview of different issues related to renewable energies, such as economics, technologies and key policies. It is also ideal to explore all forms of clean energies, from solar to wind, to hydro and to geothermal. Topics like energy conversation or storage are also discussed, in a book that presents us with real-world examples related to the different subjects it portrays.
Renewable Energy Systems
Another in-depth introduction to renewable energies, this volume covers key aspects of the clean energies technologies and resources and how they have applied: wind turbines, generators or water-related power generation. The subjects are better understood with section openers, check-ups and other features.
Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics and Planning
A must-read for students, professionals and for everyone that wants to learn in-depth info about various technical aspects of renewable energy resources and how to convert or store them for future uses. The volume also focuses on issues involving energy planning and on social, economical and environmental impacts - both on a local and global level - of energy use.
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air
This informative book from David J.C. MacKay enlightens us about the potential of renewable energies and sustainable fossil fuels, while also drawing a plan to make individual and global changes to benefit our environment.
Ten Technologies to Fix Energy and Climate
The title says it all: in the book, author Chris Goodall presents us with 10 chapters surrounding energy and global warming. Each chapter details an economically and environmentally viable technology, with the potential to reduce greenhouse gases.
The Renewable Energy Handbook: A Guide to Rural Independence, Off-Grid and Sustainable Living
William H. Kemp, the author of this book, is also an engineer who specialized in renewable energy technologies and focused on designing and building his own off-grid home. With his mission accomplished, Kemp now lives in a house that uses less than five times the fossil fuel energy of the average North American household. This handbook tells us his story and teaches us how to live sustainably by focusing on topics like heating and cooling, energy generation and conversation and much more.
Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice
A handbook that explores the importance of the financial dimension of renewable energy projects. More concretely, presenting the reader with real-life cases, “Renewable Energy Finance” gives an overview of infrastructure investment, public policies and legal aspects of those clean energy projects.
Energy and Civilization: A History
A historical view of energy and how it has shaped our existence as a civilization. The reader gets to know how the use of energy has changed since pre-agricultural societies until nowadays while exploring the effect that evolution had on various aspects of our life: environmental, political, economical, and many others.
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